Bilateral persistent median artery of the forearm with unilateral bifid median nerve

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Right proximal forearm pain. Few months referred for an ultrasound to check right median nerve compression at proximal forearm - which was negative. No complaints on left side. Check for comparision

Patient Data

Age: 30 yrs
Gender: Female

Persistent median artery of the forearm. Note that the median nerve is not bifid and the persistent median artery is on expected the ulnar side of it. 

Persistent median artery with bifid median nerve.

Case Discussion

No clinical signs of carpal tunnel syndrome on either side. Normal US nerve measurements on both sides.

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Case information

rID: 17430
Published: 12th Apr 2012
Last edited: 19th Dec 2015
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